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In the heart of South America, there is an inverted forest with deep roots that connect a diversity of fruits, plants, animals, peoples, and cultures. Despite being closely related to the planet’s climatic balance, few know the riches of this biome that is under constant threat. Half of its vegetation cover has already been lost. What remains of the inverted forest is protected by protected areas but also the traditional peoples and communities and family farmers who inhabit these lands with their ancestry and their sustainable ways of life.
Called the Cerrado, this Brazilian savanna is known as the “cradle of waters” even though it faces six months of intense drought every year. Of the 12 river basins in Brazil, eight originate in this region of the country. Embellished with rocks, plateaus, twisted trees, delicate and fragrant flowers, giant waterfalls, tasty fruits, and people who have much to teach the rest of the world, the Cerrado is a socio-ecological powerhouse.
Explore the chapters of this story
#1 . Good Results
Experiences and richness of the peoples
#2. Long roots
#3. Invisible biome
Sustaining the Cerrado
Solutions to save the Cerrado